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John Henry WARREN

Regimental number2534
Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressYork, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, W B Warren, Willowie, South Australia
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 18 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Under the pen-name 'H.B. Martin" he wrote 'Echoes from Gallipoli': 'For some outpost that must be manned/You left the southern shore,/Leaving your loved Australian land/To come back never more./For a great cause your lives you gave,/(You never could be slaves)/Your honours won, your duty done, You lie in heroes' graves./Dead heroes of Gallipoli/At rest from toil and strife,/You gave to keep your country free/The greatest gift of life;/Midst deadly deal and glint of steel/Your prowess well was shown;/Upon Right's side you nobly died/Where Anzac breezes moan.'

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